Bal­anced at­tack fu­els Loy­ola past ri­val UIC

Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday) - - SPORTS -

Clay­ton Custer, Mar­ques Townes and Cameron Krutwig scored 16 points apiece, and vis­it­ing Loy­ola shot 57 per­cent from the field on its way to a 73-64 vic­tory Satur­day against UIC.

Cooper Kaifes added 12 points for the Ram­blers (5-3), who had 20 as­sists on their 29 bas­kets and won de­spite be­ing out­re­bounded 37-28. They have beaten the Flames (3-5) six times in a row.

Mar­cus Ottey scored 20 points and God­win Boa­hen 16 for UIC, but lead­ing scorer Tarkus Fer­gu­son was lim­ited to nine points on 3-for-12 shoot­ing and the Flames made only five of their 23 three­p­oint­ers.

Michi­gan 76, Pur­due 57

Jor­dan Poole led four play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures with 21 points, and the No. 7 Wolver­ines (8-0, 1-0) held the No. 19 Boil­er­mak­ers (5-3, 0-1) to 36 per­cent shoot­ing in the Big Ten opener for both teams in Ann Ar­bor, Michi­gan.

Jon Teske added a ca­reer-high 17 points and eight re­bounds, Ig­nas Brazdeikis 12 points and Zavier Simp­son 10 points and seven as­sists for Michi­gan, which is off to its best start since open­ing 16-0 in 2012-13.

Carsen Ed­wards led Pur­due with 19 points but shot only 7-for-21 from the field.

Mary­land 66, Penn State 59

Jalen Smith scored 16 points and An­thony Cowan Jr. 15, in­clud­ing two clutch three-point­ers down the stretch, and the No. 24 Ter­rap­ins (7-1, 1-0) used big ad­van­tages in re­bound­ing and free throws to fight off the Nit­tany Lions (4-3, 0-1) in the Big Ten opener for both teams in Col­lege Park, Mary­land.

La­mar Stevens scored 19 points and Josh Reaves 17 — all in the first half — for Penn State, which was out­re­bounded 40-28 and outscored 18-4 from the freethrow line.

Gon­zaga 103, Creighton 92

For­mer Simeon star Zach Norvell Jr. scored 23 of his ca­reer-high 28 points in the sec­ond half, and the No. 1 Bull­dogs (8-0) fought back from a dou­ble-digit deficit in the first half to de­feat the Blue­jays (6-2) in Omaha, Ne­braska.

Mar­quette 83, Kansas State 71

Markus Howard scored 45 points to carry the Golden Ea­gles (6-2) to an up­set of the No. 12 Wild­cats (6-1) in Mil­wau­kee. Howard was 11-for-17 from the field, in­clud­ing four three­p­oint­ers, and 19-for-21 from the free-throw line.

LEON HALIP/GETTY IMAGES

Pur­due’s No­jel East­ern looks to swat the ball away from Michi­gan’s Jon Teske dur­ing the sec­ond half Satur­day in Ann Ar­bor, Mich.

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